Fiat 500 CC coming. Here..
The convertible version is scheduled to come over to the US as well as the regular coupe.
When production starts in Mexico a little bit over a year from now.
Good news for those who want to drive something original with tons of personality.
By then, a new version of the new Beetle will be just about a year away.
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Cool car! Don't drag your feet, Fiat.
I imagine it'll be a one seater for a lot of Americans.
$50 says someone will bash this car, calling it a runtmobile, or a communist vehicle.
Americans are so stupid, this is coming from an American.
no one will buy this….
Grandpa in Italy will tell his grandson Pietro: Look, I and your grandma were sitting in the Cinquecento kissing and dreaming of a bigger car when we were young. But still we loved it. In Italy there is a connection to the past with this pumped up retro mini car so it is abig seller. What will an American grandpa tell his grandson? Look, we have come a long way. Your grandma and I were kissing in the 61´Impala and we loved it. Now we got into the 500 with no hood and no trunk. We have come a long way. No doubt this is a nice little car. How many of these will you need to haul a family?
Most people communte alone and don't need anything bigger than this. I think it is the future of the U.S. auto industry.
I cant wait to run one of these down in my SUV.
I can't wait to sue the pants of you.
This is one clever little car.
Too bad you'll run out of gas before you ever get the chance.
Awww…cute little thing! Like a puppy!
While most people commute alone and don't need anything bigger for commuting, most people can't afford to have a car dedicated to commuting, another vehicle to handle family duties, and quite possibly another vehicle for hauling/towing. For that reason alone, big vehicles will always be more popular.
I will buy 4 of those where is the booking form..lol
Why some of these comments are here but mine didnt make the grade I will never know.
I have seen them in Italy and they really are a great design. My problem with the convertible is the rear visibility with the top down. It looks like it doesn't fold far enough down to see out of the rear. I would definitely consider one to replace my VW Cabrio when they get here. Love the Mini Cooper but it is ugly with the top up.
It took Hyundai a loooong time to get past their Excel legagy and I suppose it may take Fiat some time to get past the X1/9 and Brava legacy.
Is it true this will be available with a Hemi?
No thanks, I need my Excursion/Suburban/Escalade/Navigator/Tahoe/Land Cruiser/etc for my family of three. Oh, and sometimes I tow. A 4×8 utility trailer that weighs 800 pounds fully loaded. I need 10 inches of ground clearance because I will never go down anything rougher than a pock marked street and a diesel that sounds like a schoolbus with enough torque to pull down a house, eventhough where I live is flat.
I enjoy getting a combined 10MPG because fossil fuels are still cheap and our resources are endless. Polution and global warming is a nonexistant problem made up by tree huggers and hippies. I want to kill everyone in the other vehicle that I crash into while talking on my cell phone. I don't care about crash compatibility because everyone should be driving a vehicle as big as mine.
Ahhhh the mentality of Americans. No wonder why this country is going down the toilet, we are all stupid.
Bigger is NOT always better. Europeans have always had smaller vehicles and did just fine.
While most people commute alone and don't need anything bigger for commuting, most people can't afford to have a car dedicated to commuting, another vehicle to handle family duties, and quite possibly another vehicle for hauling/towing. For that reason alone, big vehicles will always be more popular."
That is a bad way to look at things.
You buy what you NEED. You don't need a Superduty to tow your 2000 pound boat, a CR-V can tow that AND move your family around. Your spouse or significant other can have a smaller, more efficient vehicle for daily use.
My neighbor has a Denali XL and a Tahoe for their two kids. They don't tow anything, they don't go anywhere, their kids are 17 and 20, and they don't off road.
Excess and waste.